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♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 11:00. and tonight at 11:00, inco incomely winter weather. we have been suffering through some brutal cold and soon we'll have some snow. our entire area is under a winter weather advisory right now. good evening i'm dawn timmeney. believe it or not we're also talking about warmup. let's get straight over to meteorologist scott williams for more on this kind of wild weather. scott? >> it is going to be a roller coaster ride, dawn. winter weather advisories now through tomorrow across the area. but look at ultimate doppler showing some the snow off to the west we'll kind of zoom in across the area. we have mostly cloud dough skies. much of the what you see in around chester county also lancaster county toward the poconos not making it to the ground quote yet. the atmosphere is still very dry.
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dew points are in the single digits. as we take look at the winter wet advisories, area wide the end times down the shore 9am. interior parts of south jersey that includes cherry hill, deptford, moving over to mullica hill, around the i-95 corridor it is ends at 11am tomorrow morning. far north and west the lehigh valley it ends at 2:00 where those temperatures will linger below freezing. longer. temperature wise right now area wide below freezing in the 20s. so tomorrow morning early we're talking a mixture of snow, even some ice then bite afternoon and evening just some clouds/drizzle and also some fog will be developing as those temperatures kind of warm on top of some of the colder ground. near 60 degrees for a part of the weekend then temperatures will drop again. how much snow do we anticipate interior parts of south jersey a companying to an inch. i-95 immediate suburbs one to two quick inches. far north and west two to four and then over 4-inches likely as
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you move toward carbon and monroe counties in the pocono mountains. what about the icing threat early on saturday morning we are talking about close to about a tenth of an inch in west chest chester, limerick, doylestown more than that once you move toward sections of lancaster county. we'll have to watch that as well. especially early on saturday morning. here's future cast at 2am looking at some light snow across the area. temperatures warming where you see the green that is the rain. 37 atlantic city. 42 wildwood at 7:00 a.m. still looking at a wintry mix around philadelphia early saturday morning. but by 8:00 o'clock, note temperatures above freezing looking at moderate to heavy rain that yellow that you see, and then tapering precipitation as we move toward noon into the afternoon and then temperatures actually start to warm up overnight saturday into sunday. look at noon. but we are looking at some wet weather and those dropping temperatures as we move throughout sunday. so 7am, philadelphia light snow to wintery mix. by 11am inn lingering rain
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showers then by 2:00 o'clock cloudy and some drizzle. for allentown that is where that advisory will linger until 2:00 o'clock before those temperatures climb above freezing. the weather authority seven day forecast showing 60 early. sunday but tumbling temperatures, dawn, as we move toward early next week. >> it is a roller coaster, scott. thank you. right now the snow and ice are right on our doorstep as the delaware valley prepares for our first decent bit of snow. penndot is making sure the roads of course are ready for the flakes before they even start falling. fox 29' brad sattin is live in tioga nicetown. brad? >> reporter: dawn, it's gotten dramatically colder in the last few hours he is special well this win starting to whip up. we're starting to feel a difference here we're at one of penndot's maintenance centers where we've seen plow operators arrive about an hour ago get in their big rigs and take off to fill them up with salt. they have about 11,000 lane miles to cover which means once
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the snow starts, it's going to be long night. penndot plow operators arriving tonight getting in their rigs and off they go to fill up with salt. it's going to be long night potentially looking like this. scenes from the lehigh valley last sunday night and now it's philadelphia and the suburbs turn not a massive storm boy any stretch, but enough for penndot to bring out 336 snowplows across the region and begin digging into that 122,000 tons of saul. >> we're absolutely prepared. ready to go. our guys are getting things ready for tonight. >> reporter: reminder that you can track exactly where the plows in real time by going online to >> you can kind of see truck fm they're getting ready to leave and they can go on see a truck 5 miles up the road maybe you'll wait five minutes for that truck to go and by. >> reporter: the city of physical has 50,000 tons of salt ready to go. trucks will be moving after midnight to salt. they're likely won't be enough accumulation to plow and the roads were not pre treated with
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brian salt watery mix. >> i thought the temperatures on the roadway a little bit cold. two want the brine to freeze to the roadway. >> reporter: as people prepare with trips to the store for shovels and salt. vision of winter wintertime fun. >> i want to jump in the snow. >> reporter: not likely with temp as approaching 60 on sunday which is aok if your business is this. >> i'd rather have that than have freezing temperatures throughout the whole weekend. >> reporter: so a major snowfall this will not be. but certainly it could lead to icy conditions on the road just another reason you want to give these big snowplows plenty of room you don't want to pass them, dawn, that's what they tell us give them good bit of distance. back to you. >> brad, thank you if you haven't download the fox 29 news app do it. you'll have live radar images on your -- at your fingertips and weather alerts sent to your phone. download for free for from the apple or google play stores. we are following a developing story for you tonight in
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cumberland county. sky fox over route 47 in millville. that's where police have closed all lanes of traffic after someone was hit by a car there. this is right near broad street. don't know the condition of the person or if the striking car stopped. police are telling drivers to avoid that area at the moment. a boy is dead after a tragic fire destroyed several homes in philadelphia's cobbs creek section. neighbors tell fox 29 that boy was 11-year-old elliot jenkins, iii. three homes were lost, a fourth was heavily damaged on the 1200 block of south millick street. that fire started in one house around 4:00 in the morning and the wind blowing the frames well it spread to several others. an elderly woman was also saved by neighbors from a house on fire right next door. >> physically she's okay. but mentally and emotionally you know, if something for an 89-year-old elderly person to go through. >> nine people in all were displaced by the fire. the red cross is helping most of
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them. the cause of that fire is still not yet known. president obama held his final news conference of the year today. the president mentioned the work of russian hackers and what kind of nouns it may have on the presidential election. >> the intelligence that i've seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the russians carried out this hack. the hack of the dnc and the hack of john podesta. >> the president also told reporters he hopes president-elect donald trump will take the potential foreign influence on the us election seriously. the president starting off the news conference by touting his signature health care law obama care something his predecessor mr. trump has repeatedly threatened to row pole and replace much he also mentioned the war on terror. >> bin laden rather than being at large has been taken off the battlefield along with thousands of other terrorists. over the past eight years, no foreign terrorist organization successfully he can cuted on
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attack on our homeland. >> president obama has 34 days left in office beforehanding the presidential reigns over to president-elect donald trump. that news conference came to temporary halt after someone in the press room fainted right inside the white house briefing room. >> you guys nowhere the doctor's office is? >> no. >> just go through the palm doors. it's right -- >> the president stopping after reporter apparently got sick toward the back of the room. she takenned. she was he is cored out of the room to see the white house doctor. we're hearing that she just got a little lightheaded and she should be just fine. it was an extra special holiday concert at one south jersey school tonight. the choir teacher at pemberton township high school has been teaching and inspiring students for more than thee decades. tonight, she put on her final show. fox 29's joanne pileggi was there for this bittersweet moment. >> reporter: veteran mewing is educator with over three decades
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on the job winds down her career with a special concert with former and current students. ♪ >> the mu sick is the bonding factor and i think the music we learn about life. >> reporter: after 37 years as music educator at pemberton township high, gale rubenstein has enter acted with self thousand students. teaching them a thing or two about music and life. >> because of her i went to berkeley college of music in boston i majored in music education and i'm currently teaching at the oregon music academy and she inspired me. there's no other words for it. she's dover me. >> reporter: mrs. ruben steen former students returned to perform in the high school winter concert. traveling from oregon, atlanta and all over to share love, music and memories. >> she's magic. we used to come in, you know,
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8:00 in the morning, something like that, you know, teenagers, not ready to go for the day and she'd pump us right up. ♪ >> report roar members of the alumni choir jumped at the opportunity to get together again as a special gift for mrs. ruben steen as she retires at the end of this school year. isn't she was my mentor and encourage me to go into -- into education as well. i know i wouldn't be dr. ken yacht a arnett if it hadn't been for gale ruben steep. >> it's time for me to move on. time for somebody else to take the reigns. definitely a builder sweet nig night. beautiful, beautiful display of mutual love and affect. it's a celebration of all of us really. >> reporter: two alumni choir members will be taking over the music education department next year they too were inspired by mrs. ruben steen to pursue music education. in pemberton township, joanne pileggi, fox 29 news. a big ruling today for a man accused of shooting a local police officer over and over again. but the real emotion came
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outside the courtroom. fox 29 was there. plus -- christ church, church of christ here in beth had he hem has beautiful nativity scene, live size, colorful figurines until you get here to the manger and you see there's no baby jesus. find out why it's so hard to keep a nativity
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welcome back. live look at allentown tonight. some people in our area may soon be seeing some snow and it won't be long before the rest of us do as well. tune into "good day philadelphia" weekend tomorrow at 7am for the very latest from the fox 29 weather authority. sky fox over a courthouse in feasterville, buck county work one district judge is in trouble with the law. that judge 59 year old john walt man along with the lower southampton director of public safety robert hoops and pennsylvania deputy constable we are far rafferty are charged with conspiracy and money laundering. court documents 11 the three laundered $400,000 in cash. if convict they each could face 80 years in prison. the man accused of shooting a fall croft police officer during an altercation this summer will stand trial for attempted murder. that's the ruling of a judge today. 34-year-old dante island is accused of shooting folcroft borough patrol officer christopher dorman seven times during a drug bust back on jun june 24th. dorman survived the shooting and
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is back on the job. his parents were on hand for today's preliminary hearing. report roar christmas eve will be six months. you got your son. >> i'm very pleased and proud and lucky i don't have father in the world. >> reporter: nice christmas gift? >> i -- yeah it's a christmas blessing no doubt. we're very -- very fortunate. >> just so blessed. i think it's nothing short of miracle that he survive what he survived, and you know -- god said, not today. >> dante island faces formal rain many on the case on janua january 18th. you see it you shoot it our fresco users are helping us show what's happening in your neighborhood. so chris, what's going on tonight? >> well, dawn, fresco user arlene lee takes us to the children's hospital of philadelphia where crews loaded up presents, those gifts will be putting smiles on the faces of hundreds of kids being treated at the hospital right now. this is this was all put together by the matthew ring
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foundation. the family lost their son and spent one holiday season in the hospital with him as he balanced brain cancer. they were inspired to help other families in similar situations. and fresco users on the ground for us in delaware county tonight, too. emma sent this video in from the giant supermarket in alden and guess who was there? yes, it was santa claus. there to talk to kids about any last minute requests they had for san today. you see one kiddo there talking to the big guy in red. well when you see news happening, make sure you take out your phone, you shoot it and make sure you use the fresco app to send it to our newsroom. dawn? >> ♪ hang's take tonight an alleged thief for whom nothing parent system sacred. people in bethlehem notice the that the baby jesus was missing from his manger at nativity display it didn't take long to figure out exactly what happened. but that doesn't make this story any less weird. here's hank. ♪
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>> reporter: christmastime and we celebrate christmas. jesus was born. that's all the reason dick needs he helps pup the nativity scene at his church each year zion of evangelistic in sigh son hill. the baby jesus is planned solid. you're not moving it. >> is that buried in concrete. no one is going anywhere with this baby jesus. you'll throw your back out trying to get him out there. good thing too. to are for some reason people steal baby jesus this time of year. dick doesn't want it to happen. >> they do it at the churches. they do. they just -- i don't know understand people. >> i've been on my way to bethlehem i drew through zio zionville jacqueline ross is in custody for allegedly snatching the baby jesus from bethlehem city hall nativity. ross then drop the baby statue at a local hospital with a note essentially calling joseph and
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mary bad parents. karen, was symptommed. >> i just couldn't believe it. first of all, i couldn't believe it. then that the the next thank i thought here we go again. >> again is right. it happens all the time. not necessarily to the same nativity scene in the tame town but it's a holiday constant. in many case ross is being held on charge charges of institutiol vandalism, bail set at $30,000. but while in town i dropped by the beautiful scene at christ church united church of christ no baby jesus in the manger. had it been stolen? not quite. >> staffers tell the explanation is simple it's not christ today's day. so jesus hasn't been born yet. fine. but they say when he is placed in the cradle they use cable and zip ties to make sure he stays l he's been stolen in the past. and so has the virgin mother. but back to zion hill. you nativity thieves whoever, word to the wise. steer clear of zion evangelical set up. you've been warn.
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>> well, hopefully the cops get to them before we would get to them because they it wouldn't be very pretty. >> people love their holiday tradition and that includes nativity scenes and no body yet listed a good reason to run off with baby jesus or any other part with it. steel somebody's nativity and get jail or worse for messing with it, that's what you get. you earned it too. i'm hank that's my take. merry christmas. ♪ and sean brace is here now with look at what's coming up in sports. >> hello, dawn. >> hey. >> yes. dawn, you know what, it seems like the mentality of tanking has really poison the philadelphia sports fans. my commentary on common sense
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♪ sean brace tonight on why carson wentz should not be benched. his commentary in 15 seconds.
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♪ you know more and more i feel like our fan base is losing their mind. look i get it. you want a super bowl really bad and it's another year without one but, please, keep your common sense much whether it be firing doug pederson after 11 games or new battle i fine myself getting annoyed by some fans even media members bob ford daily news think doug pederson should sit carson wentz for the remainder of the season due to the fact of him getting injured. h. h? this is the nfl. if you play scared, month matter if you're playing the browns or patriots your head will get taken off. please stop with the crystal ball readers out like this guy who left this message on my facebook page. yes, bench wentz. no reason to risk him behind an o line that can't protect him if he goes down with career ending injury that puts the eagles
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further behind the rest the nfc east than we are now. let's not be stupid here. these last three games are meaningless for the eagles. no matter whos block fog you the chance of an injury can happen no matter what. again, i understand the lack of patience with the franchise, but, please, these last few dames are just as important for the growth of carson wentz no matter the record more who is out there making plays i real dollar believe the hole tanking process has poisoned all of our brains. dawn? >> all right. thank you, sean. well, russia still in the headlines today. but in at least one case not for the reason many would expect. pamela anderson visit the the kremlin today to promote wildlife conservation efforts in russia. actress and animal rights activist met with the special presidential representative for environmental protection ecology and transport. anderson compared the earth to a spaceship which needs a live support system for the crew to survive. and simply the best news for teen at a turner fans.
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music will he vend live and songs are headed for the stage. product company says it's developing a musical based on turner's story. tina turner today attend add workshop in london for the show which has actually been in the works for a year now. no word yet on when or where you might be able to see that show. well, that will do it tonight for us at 11:00 o'clock. for entertainment news straight ahead on fox 29 with tmz and dish nation and then stay tuned for chasing news followed by the simpsons. we are back here at 7:00 a.m. for "good day philadelphia" weekend. scott, you will be back, right, in the morning. >> track the cold. tracking the snow changing over to some sleet, some freezing rain. eventually all rain as those temperatures warm. >> going to be a crazy forecast. >> it really is. we could be looking at near 60 on sunday morning. >> all right. join us tomorrow morning. have a great night and thanks for watching. ♪
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